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  1. Testimony from the Nazi Camps

    French Women's Voices

    By Margaret Anne Hutton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This interdisciplinary study intergrates historiographical, literary and cultural methodologies in its focus on a little known corpus of testimonial accounts published by French women deported to Nazi camps. Comprising epistemological and literary analyses of the accounts and an examination of the...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. John Skelton

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Anthony Edwards

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Borges and the Politics of Form

    By Jose Eduardo Gonzalez

    Series: Latin American Studies

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Henry Miller and Religion

    By Thomas Nesbit

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study argues that this previously banned author devoted his entire life to articulating a religion of self-liberation in his autobiographical books, examining his life and work within the context of fringe religious movements that were linked with the avant-garde in New York City and Paris at...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel

    National and Cosmopolitan Narratives in English

    By Neelam Srivastava

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This study explores the connections between a secular Indian nation and fiction in English by a number of postcolonial Indian writers of the 1980s and 90s. Examining writers such as Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, and Rohinton Mistry, with particularly close readings of...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Museum Mediations

    Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry

    By Barbara K. Fisher

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This interdisciplinary study participates in the ongoing critical conversation about postwar American poetry and visual culture, while advancing that field into the arena of the museum. Turning to contemporary poems about the visual arts that foreground and interrogate a museum setting, the book...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Humor in Contemporary Junior Literature

    By Julie Cross

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this new book, Julie Cross examines the intricacies of textual humor in contemporary junior literature, using the tools of literary criticism and humor theory. Cross investigates the dialectical paradoxes of humor and debunks the common belief in oppositional binaries of ‘simple’ versus ‘complex...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Susan Sontag (Routledge Revivals)

    The Elegiac Modernist

    By Sohnya Sayres

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this is the first book-length study of Susan Sontag: essayist and analyst of culture, author of ‘Notes on Camp’ and Illness as Metaphor, novelist, reviewer, and filmmaker. It was modernism, and the excitement it created in her, that "rescued" Sontag from childhood in...

    Published August 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Contemporary Travel Writing of Latin America

    By Claire Lindsay

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    This book considers how contemporary travelers from Latin America write their journeys at and about home. How do Latin American writers of the late twentieth-century negotiate the hybrid and volatile category of travel writing, which has been shaped in large part by myriad Euro-American travelers?...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Landmarks in Modern Latin American Fiction (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Philip Swanson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In the 1960s, there occurred amongst Latin American writers a sudden explosion of literary activity known as the ‘Boom’. It marked an increase in the production and availability of innovative and experimental novels. But the ‘Boom’ of the 1960s should not be taken as the only flowering of Latin...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge